the money you've been drinking is the last that we had
So apparently, the ideal way for me to lose weight is to go to an island, get rained on a lot, sit in chairs and read and talk, not get enough exercise, eat a ton of carbohydrates and cheese and fried seafood, and drink about twice as much coffee and five times as much alcohol as I usually do.
Because I dropped about two pounds at Viable Paradise.
...boy, if only I thought this would work as a long-term lifestyle choice.
Maybe Scalzi is a vampire. That would explain a lot, including the weird dreams.